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Old 09-18-2018, 09:52 AM   #1
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Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix TV series

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Hot on the heels of Netflix’s The Dragon Prince, from Avatar: The Last Airbender head writer Aaron Ehasz, the studio has just stealthily announced that Avatar is coming back in an all-new series.

Along with the first piece of concept art from the upcoming reboot, Netflix announced that The Last Airbender’s co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are both signed on to oversee the show, something they’ve been planning on for ages.



It’s been a while since we last caught up with Aang and the Avatar crew, but from the sounds of it, it won’t be too long before we’re all “yip-yipping” our ways into another unforgettable adventure.


https://io9.gizmodo.com/avatar-the-l...lix-1829139229
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:32 AM   #2
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Yikes, I don't think this is a series that could work in live-action. Also aren't the characters all supposed to be Asian? Would seem weird if Aang, Soka, Katara, Zuko, etc. aren't all played by Asian kids.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:37 AM   #3
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Also aren't the characters all supposed to be Asian? Would seem weird if Aang, Soka, Katara, Zuko, etc. aren't all played by Asian kids.
Katara and Sokka are clearly dark skinned.

Also the creators already confirmed the cast won't be white washed like they were in the movie:

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“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender,” DiMartino and Konietzko said in a release announcing the project. “We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:20 AM   #4
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Well it's similar to real life how some southeast Asians have darker skin. I do think they should all be Asian though, nothing else would fit. The whole design of the world, everything they wear like their clothing, and the villains were all obviously Asian inspired.

On the other hand Katara could be cast as a young black actress, I wonder if the backlash would be just as bad as Starfire in the live-action Titans, Buffy, April in Rise, etc. if it happens.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:24 AM   #5
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Amazing, this is a series that would totally work in live action, i hope they have the budget though. And yes after the movie I doubt they'll change the race of the characters too much. Marco Polo had a near 100% asian cast and that was from Netflix as well, too bad it was boring since everything else was top notch.
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Well it's similar to real life how some southeast Asians have darker skin. I do think they should all be Asian though, nothing else would fit. The whole design of the world, everything they wear like their clothing, and the villains were all obviously Asian inspired.

On the other hand Katara could be cast as a young black actress, I wonder if the backlash would be just as bad as Starfire in the live-action Titans, Buffy, April in Rise, etc. if it happens.
No one likes race changing but I think there's some wiggle room since while inspired from asian cultures it's a different world, as long as they're brown they can be from the water tribe for example, I think the air/water/fire tribes could have some white people in it. But yeah at least the main characters being asian it'll work.
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:05 PM   #6
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Can’t see this working especially with action scenes. You would have to get someone that knows what they are doing. Mind I suggest Koichi Sakamoto
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:06 PM   #7
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Uhm... Why this rather than a third show?
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Uhm... Why this rather than a third show?
Nickelodeon probably doesn't want a third cartoon, I remember the last season of Korra was streamed online rather than aired on TV at first because they just stopped caring about it.
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